Title: Ukraine to cover collapsed Chernobyl roof with special resin
Author: Thomas Whittle
Date: April 24, 2013
Ukraine will cover the collapsed roof of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant with special resin to prevent the spread of radioactive dust, a senior nuclear safety official said here Tuesday.
“As soon as the weather permits, we will cover the equipment under the caved-in parts of the roof with special resin,” Mikhail Gashev, Ukraine’s chief inspector of nuclear and radiation safety, told reporters. [...]
About 600 square meters of the roof at Chernobyl [...] collapsed in mid-February. Authorities said at the time that the collapse posed no threat to human health.
See also: Chernobyl workers evacuated from site -- Roof collapse was 50 meters from reactor's sarcophagus -- Soundness inspection underway (PHOTOS)
Published: April 23rd, 2013 at 10:32 am ET
- Roof collapses at Chernobyl nuclear plant — 6,500 square feet — “Partial failure of the wall slabs” (PHOTO) February 13, 2013
- Experts discuss domino effect of further collapses at Chernobyl… not ‘expected’ — Officials say temporary cover has to be put over holes in roof and walls March 2, 2013
- Chernobyl workers evacuated from site — Roof collapse was 50 meters from reactor’s sarcophagus — Soundness inspection underway (PHOTOS) February 13, 2013
- Massive fire ‘dangerously close’ to Chernobyl plant: Just 3 miles from nuclear waste — Official: “Risks are high” — Evacuations underway — Experts: “Smoke is heavily contaminated… could see dispersion of very significant component of original radiation”; “Capable of spreading great distances” (VIDEO) April 29, 2015
- Wired: Workers find nuclear fuel when digging around Chernobyl — “During the initial clean-up, radioactive material had simply been buried” January 3, 2013